The Best Explanation of How Your LCD Screen Works

Relax! Turns out the LCD screen that makes your monitors, phones, and televisions worth watching isn't powered by wee goblins after all. Here's the most straightforward explanation to the goings-on underneath the glass that you'll find, compliments of Bill the Engineer Guy. [YouTube] » 3/17/11 12:40pm 3/17/11 12:40pm

Samsung P2370L 23-inch LCD Display: LED Backlight, Great Design, A…

We know that Samsung makes a fine LCD, whether it be a computer display or an HDTV, and this new P2370L looks no different: LED backlight, 16.5mm-thin, 1080p resolution, all for $400. » 1/14/09 8:28am 1/14/09 8:28am

Hands On With the 24-inch Apple Cinema Display

The latest 24-inch Cinema Displays now look like the the iMacs (and by extension, the latest MacBook and MacBook Pros) with a glossy black front and a silver back. The glass display looks great, but the cool innovation is the three-prong connector that we talked about during the liveblog. One goes to the MagSafe, one… » 10/14/08 2:50pm 10/14/08 2:50pm

LG Bumping All LCD Monitors Fabbed After Sept. 1 to 5000:1 Contrast…

LG's contrasting up all of its LCD monitors produced after Sept. 1, pushing them all to a contrast ratio of 5000:1. They're all sporting some proprietary tech dubbed "Digital Fine Contrast" that supposedly "dynamically controls controls brightness." Flagshipping the 5000:1 contrast goodness are two new monitors: the… » 8/30/07 6:53am 8/30/07 6:53am

Asus Announces Line of 2ms, HDCP-Equipped LCD Monitors

Asus showed off its latest group of LCD monitors, and these 20" (MW201U) and 22" (MW221U, pictured above) displays are more versatile than most, equipped with HDCP so you can watch that DRM-ridden video content of which you are so fond in all its full-rez HD goodness. » 10/05/06 10:40am 10/05/06 10:40am

Asustek PW201 20.1-Inch LCD with Webcam

The Asustek PW201 does a purely logical thing, following Apple's lead and placing a 1.3- megapixel webcam right in the top/middle of the bezel surrounding its 20.1-inch LCD. The PW201's spec list isn't too shabby, either, with 1680x1050 resolution, 800:1 contrast ratio and 300 nits of brightness. It has a full… » 5/08/06 1:28pm 5/08/06 1:28pm

Quake, Coming Soon to 24 Screens Near You

Just how great is Linux? When you take into account that one intrepid guy played Quake 3 across 24 Linux-powered monitors, you too will soon be worshiping the penguin. The whole setup is driven by 12 Linux servers (that
s two monitors per server) and runs the game at 10240x3072 resolution, pumping out 15-30 FPS. Minor… » 3/13/06 12:45pm 3/13/06 12:45pm

NEC Wants You to See More

Admit it: All the cool kids on the block have a widescreen monitor and now you want one, too. Here s a nice one from NEC: the LCD20WGX . The 20-inch LCD monitor has a 16x10 aspect ratio, 1680x1050 lines of resolution goodness, and a four-port USB 2.0 hub, among other technical niceties. Its OptiClear DVM (that s… » 1/30/06 4:49pm 1/30/06 4:49pm

New Samsung LCDs Borrow From Mac Design

Kids, you must realize something: Unprotected LCD sex can change your future and affect your design. It seems Samsung and Apple had a late-night romp and nine months later, Samsung pops out this LCD display design. The SM770P is a 17-inch screen while the SM970P is a 19-inch display. These LCDs have a few more… » 11/25/05 10:23am 11/25/05 10:23am

Eye Protecting LCD Monitors

This one goes out to all of the cubicle warriors out there right now. Day in and day out you are forced to sit and stare at a monitor doing the same thing every day. Well those monitors the company supplied you with aren t exactly working out best towards your health. There is a little thing called Computer Vision… » 11/17/05 6:15pm 11/17/05 6:15pm

Viewsonic VX924

I could have done without ViewSonic's "Go XTREME" tagline in their introduction of the latest 19" VX series LCD monitor, but I can't blame 'em either —the average video response time for the VX924 is an amazing 3ms, allowing for smooth full-motion video perfect for movies and gaming. The monitor also features 1280 x… » 9/15/05 9:43am 9/15/05 9:43am